One of the searches I see the most to my website is something along the lines of "how to get stronger for high school wrestling" or "in-season high school wrestling strength training". Y'all asked, so I'm gonna answer. In fact, if you stay with me through the whole article I'll give you a free program I use with my wrestling athletes. Before we get started, here are some of the common themes I see in the successful high school wrestler when it comes to Strength and Conditioning: Consistency and discipline If you want to become stronger for next season, you must be disciplined, and you have to want it! Training will require a lot of consistent hard work, as no one becomes strong by training "every once in a while". If you're prepared for that, then you can expect great gains. Just like practicing once a month won't do anything for … [Read more...] about Strength and Conditioning for the High School Wrestler
Zercher Squats You don't know squat.. If you're a wrestler, you should consider adding Zercher Squats to your programming. Here are some reasons: -Increased Isometric Strength at a position that translates well to wrestling -Increased Lower Body Strength … [Read more...] about Zercher Squats
*This is part #2 in a 3 part series on how I see the current state of “performance” or “strength and conditioning facilities”. Check back for part 3. Click HERE for Part #1. In the previous post we talked about the various aspects of performance that we can aim to increase in both the Athletic and Technical/Tactical realm. While each attribute was explained, we didn't discuss how you can go about increasing each one specifically. This post will outline how. Athleticism This is the group that Strength and Conditioning improves. Before we get to it though, I must stress that many of these strategies will only work once a base level of strength and stability are mastered. I recently read a great article by Eric Cressey on Why We're losing Athleticism that highlighted America's failure to keep standards of fitness at an acceptable … [Read more...] about In Pursuit of Performance, Part #2
Jordan Burroughs Double Leg Who has a faster double leg? This dude just scored 2 takedowns in 15 seconds against David Taylor (also on our list) . With some of the best reflexes and fakes out there, Jordan Burroughs went 69-0 in senior level competition. An incredible athlete and probably one of the best of all time. Dan Hodge's Grip We've written about this extensively here at StrongerWrestler.com. Dan Hodge was a brutally strong guy and would often leave his opponents bruised and battered because of it. … [Read more...] about Building the Perfect Wrestler
Should I use this style of training for wrestling?! Hey Stronger Wrestlers! Just dropping in an answer to a post that I saw on The Wrestling Insider facebook group. (Great group, check it out.) A guy on there wanted to know if this was a good idea for wrestling: … [Read more...] about Constant tension training for wrestling?